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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez smile during a ceremony announce her nomination as presidential candidate for the May 3 elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivia's interim leader Áñez confirms candidacy in election

Jan. 24, 2020 10:03 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez, who replaced former leader Evo Morales when he left the country, on Friday announced her candidacy in the country's May 3 presidential election. When she took office on Nov. 12, Áñez said she her job as interim president...

In this picture taken Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, a Christ statue overlooks El Alto, a city adjoining the capital city La Paz, Bolivia. Ancestral indigenous practices became more visible during the presidency of Evo Morales, who recognized the Andean earth deity Pachamama. While Bolivians are divided on former President Morales' legacy, the interim President Jeanine Añez wants to make the Bible front and center in public life. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Bolivia religious debate: The Bible vs Andean earth deity

Jan. 24, 2020 9:16 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-year presidency that celebrated the country’s indigenous religious beliefs like never before....

In this picture taken Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, a Christ statue overlooks El Alto, a city adjoining the capital city La Paz, Bolivia. Ancestral indigenous practices became more visible during the presidency of Evo Morales, who recognized the Andean earth deity Pachamama. While Bolivians are divided on former President Morales' legacy, the interim President Jeanine Añez wants to make the Bible front and center in public life. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

Jan. 24, 2020 11:08 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-year presidency that celebrated the country’s indigenous religious beliefs like never before....

Police detain a protester in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Student and labor groups called for new protests as they hope to reignite demonstrations against President Ivan Duque that brought thousands to the streets late last year with a wide range of grievances with his conservative government. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jan. 24, 2020 12:00 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. In Colombia, student and labor groups called for new protests as they hoped to reignite demonstrations against President Ivan Duque that brought...

In this Jan. 13, 2020 photo, members of the media take images of a destroyed bust of Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, after it was knocked down on the orders of Bolivia's sports minister, outside a sports center in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Across Bolivia, the government of interim President Jeanine Áñez is taking down statues, painting over murals, changing the names of soccer fields and stadiums, and trying to erase the legacy of the former leader, who ruled the Andean country for more than 14 years as its first indigenous president. (Daniel James/Los Tiempos via AP)

Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlash

Jan. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country's former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning president. Ministers from the current government applauded as the head came down. It was a scene...

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales speaks during a meeting to announce the presidential candidate of the Movement Towards Socialism political party, MAS, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.  It was announced that former foreign minister David Choquehuaca, will be the MAS presidential candidate in Bolivia’s May 3 elections. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)

Morales names his candidate for Bolivia presidential vote

Jan. 19, 2020 8:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former President Evo Morales announced Sunday that ex-Economy Minister Luis Arce Catacora will be his party's presidential candidate in Bolivia's May 3 elections. Speaking from self-exile in Argentina, Morales said the vice presidential candidate for his Movement To Socialism party...

Trump sending aid mission to Bolivia ahead of election

Jan. 7, 2020 9:27 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is sending an assessment team to Bolivia this week to discuss possible resumption of foreign aid to the Andean nation following the ouster of leftist leader Evo Morales, according to two people with knowledge of the visit. The team organized by the U.S. Agency for...

People protest at the entrance leading to the residence of Mexico’s ambassador to help make sure nine former officials from the government of deposed Bolivian President Evo Morales, who have taken refuge inside, do not leave the country, amid police presence in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Bolivia’s interim government is expelling the top Mexican and Spanish diplomats in the country over an alleged attempt by members of Bolivia’s former government to leave refuge in the Mexican embassy with Spanish help and flee the country. (AP Photo/Luis Gandarillas)

Bolivia says it's expelling Mexican ambassador

Dec. 30, 2019 6:41 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's interim president says her government is expelling the top Mexican and Spanish diplomats in the country over an alleged attempt by members of Bolivia's former government to leave their refuge in the Mexican embassy with Spanish help and flee the country. Spain expelled...

People protest outside the residence of Mexico’s ambassador with flags and signs, against officials of the previous Bolivian government who have taken refuge inside the residence in La Paz, Bolivia, late Friday, Dec. 27. 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Gandarillas)

Bolivia boots Spanish diplomats who visited Mexican mission

Dec. 29, 2019 4:47 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Spanish officials involved in a diplomatic incident left Bolivia on Sunday amid accusations that they tried to help former high-ranking members of deposed President Evo Morales' administration exit the country. Bolivian Interior Minister Arturo Murillo asked the Spaniards to leave...

Spain denies Bolivia charge it tried to extract ex-officials

Dec. 28, 2019 3:36 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain denied Saturday that a diplomatic visit to the Mexican ambassador's residence in Bolivia had the intent of extracting members of the ousted leftist government sheltered inside. Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the visit was a “courtesy...